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Belsay Castle is an English Heritage property. There is an unfurnished manor house, which is architecturally interesting, both beautiful formal gardens and a very informal fantastical quarry garden leading to the old castle. There is (deliberately) little interpretation but it is quite easy to enjoy...More
Visiting Belsay Hall you are invited to walk through the quarry gardens to visit the older castle buildings. Its well worth the effort! Largely ruined castle with added wings but great to explore and the quarry gardens are amazing.
Went during easter with my family, great value place to visit, the guides in the shop were incredibly helpful and knowledgeable, the gardens were lovely and the house very very interesting. I would most definitely visit again even if just to walk the dogs.
Owned by English Heritage the castle adjoins the newer Belsay Hall (see separate review) and is included in the entrance price. It is reached by a walk through a garden from the hall. It's certainly not suitable for those with accessibility issues but is set...More
This is one of our favourite places to visit and we have been a few times now. The staff are all very welcoming and are happy to assist if you need it (we have a disabled son in a wheel chair). we love coming here...More
We walked through the extensive and glorious gardens from the Hall (reviewed separately) to find this impressive castle. Although there weren't many information notices around, it was well worth the exploration. It doesn't take a great deal of imagination to visualise what this place might...More
Visited here on our route home from Scotland. Had a really nice day. It was 3 attractions in one a hall ,castle, and beautiful gardens. The hall is not furnished at all but with imagination you could visualise what it would be like. The gardens...More